The artist formerly known as “The Hefty Lefty” is still playing organized football on a regular basis.
Quarterback Jared Lorenzen, whose large size earned him the nicknames “The Hefty Lefty” and “The Pillsbury Throwboy” during his days at the University of Kentucky, recently signed with the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League, Deadspin reports. He previously played for the River Monsters in 2011, when he threw for 3,473 yards and 81 touchdowns en route to the league’s MVP award.
Lorenzen, 32, made his season debut on Monday, throwing for 183 yards and three touchdowns during the River Monsters’ 36-20 victory over state rival Bluegrass Warhorses, according to the team’s official website. Barstool Sports' John Feitelberg posted several vines of the game that show Lorenzen scrambling, avoiding the pass rush and throwing the ball all over the field.
Jared Lorenzen and NKY River Monsters warming up for 8 pm kick vs Bluegrass Warhorses. pic.twitter.com/hyswW5OAv0
— Kyle Scott (@Ky1eSc0tt) February 4, 2014
For Lorenzen, scrambling is no easy task—the “Hefty Lefty” is listed at 320 pounds on the team’s website. Still, despite the 32-year-old’s struggles with weight, he’s managed to achieve a good deal of success on the gridiron.
He had a successful career at the University of Kentucky, serving as the school’s starting quarterback for four seasons and passing for more than 10,000 yards. Lorenzen was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft, but he earned a spot on the New York Giants’ roster as backup quarterback to Eli Manning. In 2008, the southpaw earned a Super Bowl ring when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots.
— Neal Thompson (@CengageNeal) February 4, 2014
Want to see more more of “The Hefty Lefty?” We’ve included a few highlights below, courtesy of Barstool Sports.